Second Strong Quake Rattles Guatemala

6.1 quake causes panic

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 12:55 AM CST

(Newser) – Guatemala has been hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake, less than a week after a 7.2 quake killed at least 52 people and made thousands of people homeless. There have been no immediate reports of deaths or major damage, but the latest temblor caused widespread panic and was felt as far away as Mexico and El Salvador, the BBC reports. President Otto Perez Molina was giving a press conference on the relief effort when the quake hit.

Residents clear quake rubble from a house in San Cristobal Cucho, Guatemala.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A resident walks past a home in San Marcos, Guatemala that was destroyed by last week's earthquake.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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